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Posted: 10/18/2003 3:42:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2003 3:45:44 PM EDT by Lion_Dog]
I bought a beautiful factory camo'e AR10 A2. I had the corrective eye surgery which at my age does not help at all with iron sights. I have considered the suggestions of FMJunkie going to a ACOG TA31A - near $1200.00. But then I'm stuck with a scope singularly with this rifle. Am I better off having A4 receiver conversion, buying new upper??? Your thoughts appreciated.

TIA-

L_D
Link Posted: 10/18/2003 5:24:51 PM EDT
I believe you would be better off getting a 10A4 upper. However, you might take a look at the TA-11C. (I believe the "C" is for the carry handle but I'm not certain.)
Link Posted: 10/18/2003 8:00:07 PM EDT
I sent my A2 to Armalite in the summer to switch out the uper for a flat top. I think they charged me $45 for labor plus the amount for the new upper.
Link Posted: 10/18/2003 10:46:08 PM EDT
I would get an A4 upper as well. They offer a lot more options as far as optics go.Red Dots, trijicons can be mounted as long as you have a rail compatible mount.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 9:34:26 PM EDT
I have the same problem. Good old lasiks. Great if you never want your eyes to work properly again. If you are like me and shoot competitively. Get a flat-top. There are all sorts of optics out there to use. Many people like the Trijicons or Leupolds. But for the same price there are others like horus vision (horusvision.com). A scope for dummies (like me). It looks like a battleship game board. You plug the coordinates in and pull the trigger. It's simple, quick and effective from 100-1000 yards. With all bullet weights, speeds and wind conditions. A neat system. Just FYI. Matt
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 1:13:28 AM EDT
One of my ARs is scoped via the carry handle. While it certainly performs admirably if I were to buy another fullsize rifle it would be a flattop. In order to get a proper cheek weld I have to use a raised cheekpiece, and that makes using the irons pretty much impossible unless I remove it.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 1:26:01 AM EDT
My .02: [b]ALWAYS OPT FOR THE A3/A4 FLATTOP[/b] Another $100 ($125 for Armalite) gives you so much more freedom whether you use it or not. Unless you are 100% committed to iron sights and have no plans on ever selling the rifle there is no reason why ANY of your next AR10/15 purchases should not have this option.
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